Lady Liberty’s Crown

29 December 2016 Version


Robert M. Hartranft                

Simsbury CT 06070 


How many rays emanate from her crown, and what do they represent?  The easy part of the answer is SEVEN.


Not knowing that value, I assumed that the rays were somehow tied to the Tired and the Poor. The usual reference is to the seven continents and the seven seas, but I find the smooth uniformity of the rays highly dissimilar to the highly irregular continents and seas.  I think better as picked by Isaac Newton in reducing the visible light spectrum to just:

1.Red   2.Orange   3.Yellow   4.Green   5.Blue   6.Indigo   7.Violet